MOFFATT, KATE (1864, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1864
Official Number:
14127
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Alex Stewart
Original Owner and Location:
James Moffatt et al, Port Huron
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
Machinery from Cuyahoga Works installed at Cleveland, OH.
Dimensions
Length:
106.5'
Beam:
21'
Depth:
11.3'
Tonnage (old style):
235 23/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Blue Point, 3 miles north of Presque Isle, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
31 May 1885
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Towing schooners METROPOLIS & HAVANA, went aground & burned in a fog.
History

1864, Jun 1 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1865, Jun 21 Readmeasured 114 x 21 x 10.2', 134.47 gross tons.

1867, Jun 8 Owned George E. Brockway et al, Port Huron, MI.

1868, Apr 17 Charles B. Huse, China, MI added to owners; stern rebuilt from square to round.

1873, May 21 Collision with schooner MONTCALM at Presque Isle, Lake Huron.

1874, Apr 28 Rebuilt & readmeasured, 2 decks, new boiler, 114 x 22 x 10.2', 214.11 gross tons.

1878, Jul 17 Owned E.F. Bunce et al, Kenokee, MI.

1879, Mar 19 Owned S.A. Murphy, Detroit.

1879, May Collision with schooner PULASKI on Lake Erie.

1880, May 20 Owned S.A. Murphy et al, Detroit.

1881, May 4 Owned S.A. Murphy, Detroit.

1883, Apr 27 Owned Detroit Tug & Wrecking Co, Detroit.

1885, May 31 Aground & burned, Blue Point, Lake Huron.

1886, Jul 12 Machinery recovered by tug KATE WILLIAMS; towed to Detroit by schooner JOHNSON.

1886, Jul 23 Boiler repaired, into tug GLADIATOR.

1886, Nov 30 Enrollment surrendered, Detroit.

1887, May 27 Lighthouse tender DAHLIA struck the wreck.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

MOFFATT, KATE (1864, Tug (Towboat))
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MOFFATT, KATE (1864, Tug (Towboat))